much machines on every fast
like time's too slow
this is insect speed

still outside the hospital
come time is too slow
this is insect speed

Lyrics submitted by fistfuloflove

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    My InterpretationAbove all others on 13 & God's newest album, Own Your Ghost, this song replays on my internal radio. The brooding layers of the track are somehow nostalgic, really tugging on my evocative heartstrings. The Notwist's melancholy lyrics are simple and powerful. I find the word order in the line "much machines on every fast" to be a vivid description, almost metaphor, for the busy industrial world we have built for ourselves; a world that has surpassed time. The following verse also describes the intensity of time, but in complete emotional opposite. I can see a guilt stricken, worried, soul- agonizing every second for inevitable news about in the name of love. As we race through evolution focusing all of our energy toward our expectations; we spend our lives in the future. It has become only in moments of utter angst that the present is even acknowledged.
    KelleyAnnon June 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentHeh both verses are haikus :)
    Doopon December 18, 2013   Link

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